12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Paris

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi attractions planner .

Paris, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Paris - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 27th (Thu), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Levi online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Levi to Mustasaari. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Mustasaari to be a bit warmer, temps between 0°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then have fun at Moomin World, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

Drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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